When using cognitive therapy with a LovePop participant, the problem solving skills developed through the use of visualization became the basis for the therapy. The person was allowed to imagine a place that was safe and that did not pose any threats.
Then the participant was allowed to imagine that situation repeatedly until the participant felt completely comfortable in that environment. For example, if they had an accident in the daycare, they would imagine that it was taking place in that very daycare. They would feel comfortable enough to go back to the daycare as soon as they were feeling better.
An example of this is used to illustrate the concept of fear-based thinking. Fear-based thinking is simply thinking in the fear response. It is a thought process that can take on many different forms but all of them will have the same result.
If you look at this for a minute, you may realize that your brain is sending out negative responses to your feelings of fear. At this point, you may have even expressed this fear to someone else in some way. You are telling that person that they will become ill and will have a long illness and have an extended stay in the hospital.
However, you can begin to think positively that you can get your daycare taken care of. You will be able to walk around the daycare center and be positive that you will be fine and that you will be okay.
Once you have eliminated negative thoughts from your life, you will begin to be able to move on. Your intuition will help you recognize opportunities and then get involved in those opportunities so that you can take advantage of them.
You will be able to apply the results of your past experience to your present and future experience. This will enable you to see what things will work well for you and what things will not work well for you.
With this positive view, you will begin to avoid situations that will cause you to be fearful or depressed. You will focus on opportunities to see improvements in your life.
In conclusion, you can use the principles of cognitive therapy in a daycare situation to promote positive behavior in children. In a positive way, this can result in the development of a winning attitude.
In addition, you will be able to practice the principles of cognitive therapy by yourself with a LovePop participant. When you do this, you will be building a foundation for your own self-confidence.
It is a simple fact that you will not become a hero when you look at yourself in the mirror each morning. This is why you need to get out and see if you can use your imagination in a positive way.